There May Be More Flooding and Snow On the Way to Halton

 

Brace yourselves for some unpredictable weather coming to Halton in the next few days.

According to a press release, Conservation Halton is warning residents that areas of the watershed are forecast to receive up to 5 mm of precipitation tonight (February 4th).

Air temperatures are expected to remain above freezing overnight and into early Tuesday, and an additional weather system is forecast to bring further precipitation on Wednesday and Thursday of this week including freezing rain, ice pellets and snow. 

Forecasted precipitation in addition to melting snow has resulted in increased water levels and flows within our rivers and streams which will continue over the next several days.  The combination of slippery and unstable banks, unsafe ice and cold water temperature will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies.

In addition, ice breakup may result in blockages at bridges and culverts producing localized flooding concerns in low lying areas. Widespread flooding is not anticipated; however fast flowing water and flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected.

All residents and children are being asked to stay off ice covered bodies of water and to keep a safe distance from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water and slippery conditions along stream banks make these locations very dangerous.

Conservation Halton will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.

Your Comments